Year 5 and 6 (Jackalopes, Griffins, Yetis)
Phase Leader: Mr Clark-Keen (Yetis Class)
Teachers: Mrs Williams (Jackalopes), Mr Clark-Keen (Yetis), Mrs Bowles and Mrs Ward (Griffins)
Cover Supervisor: Mrs Hill
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gaskin and Mrs Payne-Cook (Jackalopes), Mrs Hill (Yetis) and Miss Walsh (Griffins)
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN TERM 1
This term, we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks.
Children will be taught about life in Ancient Greece, their achievements and their influence on the western world.
What could I do to help?
Visit websites that could help further your learning and answer any questions that intrigue you.
The library has a vast range of books about Ancient Greece; take some out and read them to find out more about their achievements and lifestyle.
Visit the British Museum that has an array of artefacts from Ancient Greece.
Please see the homework letter in your child's homework book for expectations.
Yetis, Griffins & Jackalopes - Homework set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.
We will now be adding our weekly homework to the website as well as giving a copy to the children. (No more “I’ve left it in my tray!” excuses!)
See Below for recent homework set.
Children need a full PE kit in school every day including trainers.
Tracksuit bottoms can be worn outside for PE when the weather is cold. Girls need spare socks if they are wearing tights to school.
If earrings are to be worn they must be simple studs. (No earrings for PE)
YELLOW READING RECORD/DIARY BOOK!
Children must use this book to record any reading that they have done at home. We will be looking for 7 reading entries per week.
Please try to allow the children to read to an adult at home at least once a week.
For lesson timings please see the attached timetables.
Times Tables Information
All Year 3 children begin their times tables at the same stage (2x Jade). Year 4 children will begin their times tables where they finished at the end of Year 3. Children can bring home their marked test to show their parent's their score. After the weekly test, if they have achieved 100%, they receive a certificate and move onto the next stage.
The times tables below identify which times table children are working on in each colour. Please refer to this if you are unsure about which times tables your child should be learning.
Jade 1 = 2 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Jade 2 = 5 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Jade 3 = 10 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Ruby = 2x and 10x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Topaz = 2x and 5x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Sapphire = 2x, 5x and 10x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Crystal = up to 5x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Emerald = up to 8x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Diamond = up to 10 x 10 (50 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)
Bronze = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)
Silver = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 5 minutes)
Gold = up to 10 x 10 (100 division questions in 3 minutes)
Platinum = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 6 minutes)
Rainbow level = 8 different levels of challenges allowing children to apply their knowledge of times tables in a variety of contexts.